There are important things that all of us care about. We need to work together to ensure that good things happen.
It’s the simple but powerful idea that has driven Washington’s private forest landowners’ commitment to act as caring stewards over streams and fish habitats on our lands.
Watch and share this short video featuring Mark Doumit, executive director of the Washington Forest Protection Association, discussing the specific successes already achieved by state and private forest landowners and a diagnosis of the significant challenges that remain.
Although 5,600 barriers to fish passage on private and state forest land have been removed to open upstream passage to 3,800 miles of heritage fish habitat, critical blockages still exist at many points downstream.
To fix these problems, there needs to be a collaborative effort between state and local governments to coordinate efforts and dedicate funding to the work that needs to be done.
The future of our state’s fish populations is something all Washingtonians care about. It demands our collaboration.
Keep checking your inbox for information about how you can be part of supporting more collaboration in the effort to ensure fish passage on every mile of Washington’s fish-carrying streams.